Takanashi of Japan wins 6th straight women's ski jump WCup

OBERSTDORF, Germany (AP) Sara Takanashi of Japan won her sixth women's ski jumping World Cup in succession on Saturday.

The 19-year-old Takanashi soared 104.0 meters for a new hill record at Obertsdorf, and then bettered it with the day's longest jump at 107.0 meters for 278.5 points to beat next-best Daniela Iraschko-Stolz of Austria.

Iraschko-Stolz jumped 97.5 and 100.0 for 251.7 points, ahead of Slovenian teammates Ema Klinec and Maja Vtic.

Another Austrian, Jacqueline Seifriedsberger, was fifth.

With her seventh win of the season, Takanashi increased her lead in the World Cup standings to 780 points, ahead of Iraschko-Stolz on 519.

Another competition is scheduled for Sunday.

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